Be smart: put down the camera and take great pictures with your phone!

Chris Gilbert

Steve Brown meets the professional photographer who has swapped his camera for his smartphone!

ON a recent trip to Sardinia, I noticed that several individuals in our party had digital SLR cameras and were clearly taking their photography seriously. When I was asked what camera I was using, I felt defensive: “I’m just a snapper so I’m using my smartphone” was my reply. However, on meeting professional photographer Chris Gilbert, I get the opposite reaction: he now prefers to use a phone rather than the more familiar cameras which professionals used in days gone by.